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Provide Delinquency Prevention Programming Statewide, Ensure Compliance with the Four Core Requirements

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $405,210)

The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of this program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: planning and administration; state advisory group allocation; compliance monitoring; disproportionate minority contact; juvenile justice issues for Native American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare. The Nevada Juvenile Justice Programs Office (NJJC) and the nine Judicial District probation offices will coordinate activities aimed at addressing the over-representation of minorities throughout the entire juvenile justice system. A work study group comprised of state agency staff, local juvenile justice administrators and judges and the Gender/Minority sub-committee of the NJJC has been focusing on minority overrepresentation and legislative issues to improve the effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice System in Nevada. Nevada has diligently developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy focused on an initial target of abating the growth in the disproportionate confinement of minority youth. NJJC have done this through the use of the formula grants program. Nevada will continue to examine policies and procedures to insure appropriate confinement release criteria, parole services, and community-based treatment for minority youth in the juvenile justice system in Nevada. For FY2013, NJJC will maintain up to date knowledge of projects successful in reducing DMC; provide technical assistance to assist in diversity program development and implementation; provide training on DMC and diversity issues to public defenders, prosecutors, victim advocates, law enforcement agencies, local juvenile probation agencies, community based organizations and state correctional institutions, maintain and improve data collection system for the identification of DMC; including complete analysis of processes used to collect data, definitions utilized at each point of contact along the continuum and thorough analysis of data submitted, provide sub-grant funds for DMC projects; work collaboratively with other entities that are working on related projects; and maintain files of OJJDP sponsored DMC projects for information and dissemination. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2013